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‘Woolf’ is a Beast of a Challenge

 

Welcome to the Jungle

 

Gaining Momentum

 

At the Intersection Between High Art and Slapstick

 

Hold On to Your Hats

 

Hurricane Donna

 

A Contemporary ‘Superstar’

 

Lead Actor Sam Lips Talks ‘Pippin’

 

The Grotesque is on Display in UNO’s “Freakshow’

 
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‘Millie’ is Thoroughly Entertaining

    While the month of July is typically the ‘off-season’ for most theatres in the Omaha area, Ralston Community Theatre’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie is in full swing. Cast member Jon Flower said the show is a great tale about a young woman in jazz age New York.

    “It’s about a young girl who moves from Kansas to New York City,” he said. “It’s set in 1920, during prohibition. It’s a big production,...


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She’s Having Nun of It

The Omaha Community Playhouse wraps up its 90th anniversary season with the return of Late Nite Catechism, featuring Mary Zentmyer in the role of Sister. Zentmyer has been performing as Sister for almost 20 years now, and this marks her fourth return to the Playhouse stage. She said she’s excited to be a part of the Playhouse 90th birthday.

“This year, I figure they brought me back because sister is at least 90...


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Baring It All

From talking with cast member Erika Hall Sieff, Calendar Girls, the latest show from SNAP Productions, is anything but your typical risque fanfare.

“The show is about a group of women that are part of a women’s institute, which is a social group. One of the women loses her husband to leukemia so they decide to raise money for a new settee in the hospital. To raise money for it, all of these older gals decide to do...


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How the Rose Tackled the Prodigious ‘Poppins’

When Artistic Director Matt Gutschick and the rest of the creative team at The Rose Theater choose to tackle Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Mary Poppins, they knew it would be one of the organization's most challenging undertakings.

“It was interesting, when we chose to do it, to sort of recognize the fact that it meant we would have to level up some of our production value choices,” Gutschick said. “I...


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